Lympstone History Society

Lympstone history society usually holds regular talks, visits and exhibitions throughout the year, which are open to everyone. Under Covid restrictions we have begun, in 2021, to hold some free zoom talks for our members.  Look out for our posters  on our noticeboard under the railway arch, or here on the village website’s  ‘What’s On’ page.

We also nurture a growing historical archive for Lympstone, including documents, paintings and photographs.  In 2017 we began the production of a series of new historical booklets, and our most recent publication was A Lympstone Lad by Tony Day, in 2020.  Details of our publications can be found on our notice board under the railway arch, or  be emailing They include ‘A Devon Boy’ by Jenny Moon (2017), ‘A Sketchbook of Lympstone’ with contributions from local artists, and the ‘Millennium Map’, all of which can be purchased at our events (or contact us at our email address). The 2005 edition of a ‘Lympstone Story’ is no longer available.

We aim to promote history within the local community, showing that history should be educational and entertaining, and we share information we have actively researched, or have had donated to us, on Lympstone’s local and family histories.  Your membership helps us maintain these aims.

We currently operate a lifetime membership scheme, the fee for this is £10 – for details click here.  Members receive information about Lympstone History Society talks and events, and a copy of our regular newsletter.

If you wish to become a member, contact us for an application form by email at  giving your name and address, or pick up a form at one of our events.